"Moscow will play Russian roulette" - Europeans appreciated the mass vaccination in Russia


Mass vaccination against Covid-19 has begun in the Russian capital, while the vaccine used for this has not gone all the way through clinical trials. The German magazine Der Spiegel talks about the importance of taking urgent measures against the coronavirus epidemic in Russia and the risks associated with the new vaccine.


Putin announced the beginning of the massive use of the Russian vaccine on Wednesday, December 2. Meanwhile, not long before, the UK approved the drug from Biontech and Pfizer. According to epidemiologist Vasily Vlasov from the Moscow Higher School of Economics, the beginning of the use of the Sputnik V vaccine is a matter of the country's prestige. Russia seeks to overtake British specialists, since the Russian Federation has become the second country after the PRC that has a vaccine.

However, this is not only about prestige. In the Russian Federation, a very unfavorable situation with the Covid-19 disease, and the authorities, day after day, are registering new daily "records" in the number of cases (about 29 thousand people) and deaths (more than 500). However, according to experts, the real figures are three to four times higher than the officially published ones. But how safe is the use of the new Russian vaccine?

Unfortunately, there are many vague and unclear points. It worries me that there are still no results from the third phase of the trial.

- notes Vlasov, adding that the results of the first two phases of clinical trials have not yet been published.

The situation with the Russian cure for coronavirus is alarming for potentially vaccinated Russians. Thus, according to a survey by Levada Center, 59 percent of respondents are still in no hurry to feel the effects of Sputnik V. Thus, by massively vaccinating the population with a completely untested means, Moscow is actually playing "Russian roulette".
  • Used photos: minzdrav.gov.ru
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  1. staer-62 Offline staer-62
    staer-62 (Andrei) 7 December 2020 12: 28
    +6
    You will remember how Russia, under the Union, still saved the world from polio. It was a Russian vaccine. How many children were massively ill and became disabled if they survived. When it comes to lives, everything is justified.
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 7 December 2020 12: 39
    -4
    When Peskov was asked why Putin is not "vaccinated", he replied that the president should not be vaccinated with an untested drug.
  3. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 December 2020 12: 46
    -4
    It seems that there will be problems with those wishing to be vaccinated, primarily with doctors. Apparently a significant part of the population will be vaccinated voluntarily and compulsorily.
  4. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 December 2020 13: 06
    -7
    Quote: staer-62
    You will remember how Russia, under the Union, still saved the world from polio. It was a Russian vaccine. How many children were massively ill and became disabled if they survived. When it comes to lives, everything is justified.

    The vaccine was created by the Americans (Hilary Koprowski) and then the Belgians (Jonas Salkom), but the world was saved by the Sov. Union.
    Strange.
  5. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 7 December 2020 15: 10
    +7
    The opinion of VSHE and the Blevada Center is of interest only to the same grant-eaters who pray for the Zapadloids. Let them be vaccinated with their vaccine, there is nothing to spend Russian on ungrateful creatures. It would be nice if a side effect of the zapadloid vaccine would be the growing tail and horns of Russian liberals so that every rogue could be seen from afar.
    1. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
      Gennady1959 (Gennady) 7 December 2020 16: 08
      -3
      Judging by the reactions of certain individuals, Russia is threatened by an epidemic of psychiatric disorders based on the contradictions between patriotism and cosmopolitanism. That's what a vaccine is needed to treat psychos, liberals and cheers for patriots.
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  6. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 7 December 2020 16: 43
    +3
    Individuals are much better than a gray mass, which, moreover, for some reason

    Threatened by an epidemic of psychiatric disorders

    - although it is obvious that the epidemic of illiteracy has already overtaken her.
  7. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 December 2020 16: 46
    -4
    Something similar, only on a completely different scale was with the Ebola vaccine. In Russia, they sounded loudly in all the pipes that they say, they have created! The first! This will save Africa and the whole world. What in the end? The vaccine remained experimental, and the only one the currently recognized WHO vaccine is the American vaccine from Merck.
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  9. Ivan Semenov Offline Ivan Semenov
    Ivan Semenov (Ivan Semenov) 7 December 2020 18: 26
    +4
    Quote: Natan Bruk
    and the only vaccine currently recognized by WHO is the American one from Merck.

    Who would doubt that. In general, it is convenient to create a causative agent of a dangerous disease and, along the way, a vaccine. Two birds with one stone are killed at once. The population is declining (where there is surplus) and huge profits from the sale of the vaccine. The third hare is an order to hang himself and proclaim himself a savior. Something went wrong with the covid. They wanted to weed China, but it turned out more than ourselves.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 December 2020 00: 58
      0
      Well, of course, conspiracy is our everything ...
      1. Ivan Semenov Offline Ivan Semenov
        Ivan Semenov (Ivan Semenov) 8 December 2020 11: 00
        0
        Of course conspiracy theories! In the 15th, they reported on the successful creation of the coronavirus (for what purpose was it created?). Biological laboratories around the world (not under government control) to combat biological threats? Unexplained and not advertised outbreaks of pulmonary infection, in particular in Ukraine. Statements to the whole world that people have grown immensely and that something needs to be done about it. Well, for any conspiracy.
      2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 8 December 2020 11: 06
        0
        As Shakhnazarov said yesterday at Solovyov's - There is no conspiracy theories. There is upholding of class interests. The bourgeoisie defend theirs, the imperialists theirs, and the working class theirs.